Farming Books Rooted in America Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetable 1999 University of Tennessee Press Paperback Food Culture Books

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This is a near fine (almost like new) paperback. 1999 University of Tennessee Press. This copy is still crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp and clean with no markings seen. The binding is tight and straight, NO creasing along spine. NOTE: only mark seen is previous owners stamp of a chicken neatly stamped bottom right corner first blank page. Standard trade paperback, (not small mass market) or 6" x 9" with 239 pages including index.

Rooted in America examines how foods express our cultural values and carry meanings that derive from the contexts in which we place them. It offers a tour of the apple in America, from Johnny Appleseed to mass production and tells stories such as how fruit companies taught North Americans to eat bananas while teaching Central Americans to grow them. It examines social status attached to eating corn, and reveals how hot peppers separate men from boys. The book explores ten familiar cultivars - apples, bananas, corn, cranberries, peppers, oranges, pumpkins, tobacco, tomatoes and watermelon.

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